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RESULT
21st Match, Group F, The Oval, June 15, 2009, ICC World Twenty20
(20 ov, T:160) 120/9

Pakistan won by 39 runs

Player Of The Match
57 (51) & 2 stumpings
kamran-akmal
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Pakistan 159/5(20 overs)
Kyle McCallan2/26 (4)
Regan West1/33 (4)
Ireland 120/9(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs
IRE: 120/9CRR: 6.00 
Boyd Rankin5 (5)
Kyle McCallan2 (6)
Mohammad Amir 4-0-19-1
Umar Gul 4-0-19-2

In the end, a very comfortable win for Pakistan. Now, if Shoaib Malik can find his form with the bat, they would get even more threatening. Afridi spent some time in the middle and looked good for his 24. The puzzles are slowly falling in place.

Salim: "Shades of '92 - Crap to start with but great winners in the END.." Several Pakistan fans have written in with similar sentiment. Time will tell.

Porterfield: "We are going to take a lot out of this World Cup. Yes, the Irish cricket is going from strength to strength."

Younis Khan: "I still believe that we were short by 15 runs. But they did bowl well in the end. Today, the fielding was good, we had some partnerships and we had our spinners and Umer Gul."

Man of the match Akmal : "I love this pitch, which is good for batting.:" Asked whether Pakistan can win the Cup, Akmal says, "Definitely, Inshallah."

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19.6
1
Amir to Rankin, 1 run

Pakistan win by 39 runs. The last ball, a really full delivery, has been squeezed out to point.

Warren: "Or the strong winds could be the Gayle coming from the West Indies."

19.5
1
Amir to McCallan, 1 run

full and moving away from McCallan who edges it to gully

19.4
Amir to McCallan, no run

another swing and a miss.

19.3
Amir to McCallan, no run

length delivery this time, slower in pace, that cuts past the attempted dab and goes to Akmal

19.2
Amir to McCallan, no run

moves outside leg, tries to crash the full delivery to the off side but misses it completely. Akmal collects.

19.1
1
Amir to Rankin, 1 run

pushes the full delivery to cover point

19.1
1w
Amir to Rankin, 1 wide

pushes it well down the leg side

Irfan: "It may have been the storm of Irish wickets falling that has knocked Rudi's hat off."

Waseem: "It's not the wind, it's the strom from Gul!"

end of over 196 runs • 2 wickets
IRE: 116/9CRR: 6.10 RRR: 44.00
Boyd Rankin3 (3)
Kyle McCallan1 (2)
Umar Gul 4-0-19-2
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-19-4
18.6
1
Umar Gul to Rankin, 1 run

fullish, on the middle and leg stump line, nudged to midwicket for a single. Gul ends another fine spell. What a tournament he is having. He has 12, Ajmal has 11.

18.5
2
Umar Gul to Rankin, 2 runs

Gul slips in the slower one and it's hit really high in the air as he got too much under the ball and it lands safely in deep wide midwicket region

18.5
1nb
Umar Gul to Rankin, (no ball)

stabbed to the on side of the pitch.

18.4
1
Umar Gul to McCallan, 1 run

full in length around the off stump, driven to deep cover

Strong wind blowing now and it has knocked out Rudi's hat off. Really windy now.

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18.3
W
Umar Gul to McCallan, OUT

And West is run out now. It was pushed towards the off stump and there was confusion between the two batsmen. Yes and then no, from the striker. Too late for West to get back in time. Gul had picked the ball and fired in a direct hit at the non-striker's end

Regan West run out (Umar Gul) 1 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
18.2
1
Umar Gul to West, 1 run

ooh , the yorker on the base of the off stump, West does well to steer it to third man.

18.1
W
Umar Gul to White, OUT

The end is nigh. Gul shoves Ireland towards the end. The Gul Yorker has taken out the off stump. White , looking for the big hit, didn't have a chance against that. Not quite at the blockhole but it would do the job.

Andrew White b Umar Gul 5 (4m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42
end of over 185 runs • 2 wickets
IRE: 110/7CRR: 6.11 RRR: 25.00
Andrew White5 (6)
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-19-4
Umar Gul 3-0-13-1

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17.6
W
Ajmal to Cusack, OUT

Another stumping by Akmal. Rudi doesn't even refer this upstairs, gives the batsman slow death from square leg. The doosra broke past the airy swing of the bat and Akmal did the rest.

Alex Cusack st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 2 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
17.5
2
Ajmal to Cusack, 2 runs

runs down the track and drives it over the bowler

17.4
W
Ajmal to K O'Brien, OUT

Stumped. It was the top spinner and it bounced past the attempted lofted hit. Kevin O'Brien had dragged the back foot out of the crease and before he could slide it back in, Akmal had whipped the bails off.

Kevin O'Brien st †Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 26 (42m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 86.66
17.3
1
Ajmal to White, 1 run

flighted full on the middle, squeezed towards mid-off

17.2
1
Ajmal to K O'Brien, 1 run

moves down the track, fired across quick, driven to Fawad at long-off

17.1
1
Ajmal to White, 1 run

reverse sweeps it for a single to short third man region

Best performances - batters
Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal PAK
57 runs (51)
5 fours1 six
Control
83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
2 fours0 six
584815737
WTS Porterfield
WTS Porterfield IRE
40 runs (36)
2 fours0 six
Control
64%
Productive shot
off side drive on back foot
10 runs
0 four0 six
5112131215
Best performances - bowlers
Saeed Ajmal
Saeed Ajmal PAK
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
4
ECO
4.75
Umar Gul
Umar Gul PAK
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Kamran Akmal
Match numberT20I no. 110
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-14.50, Interval 14.50-15.10, Second Session 15.10-16.30
Match days15 June 2009 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling
Umpires
Australia
Rod Tucker
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
England
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsPakistan 2, Ireland 0
Ireland Innings
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ICC World Twenty20
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA22041.227
IRE2112-0.162
BAN2020-0.996
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG21121.175
PAK21120.850
NED2112-2.025
Group C
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL22040.626
WI21120.715
AUS2020-1.331
Group D
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA22043.275
NZ21120.309
SCOT2020-5.281
Group E
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SA33060.787
WI32140.063
ENG3122-0.414
INDIA3030-0.466
Group F
TEAMMWLPTNRR
SL33061.267
PAK32141.185
NZ3122-0.232
IRE3030-2.183